Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.
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Just Not Australian

Fri 12 February - Mon 5 April

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Just Not Australian presents Australian practitioners at the forefront of national debate and practice. Drawing together 20 artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, their differing ideas and perspectives on nationhood coexist within this timely thematic show. Showcasing the common sensibilities of satire, larrikinism and resistance so as to present a broad exploration of race, place and belonging, Just Not Australian interrogates what it means to be Australian at this challenging point in time

CONCRETE: art design architecture

Sat 13 February - Sun 21 March

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. This exhibition aims to question our preconceptions of concrete and to consider its functional as well as its expressive, poetic and aesthetic dimensions

Rebecca Wilson: The Kate Kelly Collection

Thu 18 February - Sun 21 March

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Rebecca Wilson’s exhibition retells a visual story of events and folklore inspired by the life and times of Kate Kelly, re-interpreted by the artist to include a collection of portraits based on photos discovered by the artist during her in-depth research over the past five years

Casey Chen: Lazy Dynamite

Sat 20 February - Mon 5 April

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Casey's works are both a self-exploration and an homage to the rich and enduring history of Chinese porcelain craft and Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Blending childhood nostalgia with long-standing East Asian ceramic traditions, Chen applies his imagery to hand-thrown plates and vases, which are then fused with geometric patterns from traditional craft and contemporary perspectivve

Rebecca Wilson: A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End and Kate Kelly

Sat 20 February - Mon 5 April

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. In 2010, Forbes-born, Hill End-based artist and writer Rebecca Wilson embarked on comprehensive research and a creative journey to reveal the lesser-known stories of the Central West, with a particular focus on the remote town of Hill End.

Horses and Hounds

Sun 28 February - Sat 13 March

BATHURST TACK BOX. The front room of the saddlery is now a gallery space featuring the work of professional and amateur artists.

Jamila Hume

Mon 1 March - Sat 3 April

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. The paintings in this collection encourage a pause from the haste that is our 24/7 life; that the colours, gestural strokes of the palette knife and subject matter remind the viewer of the beauty in our natural environment

A Colourful Palette – Paul McKnight

Fri 5 March - Wed 14 April

GRENFELL ART GALLERY, GRENFELL. A Colourful Palette surveys a joyous celebration of watery landscapes and their ever changing seasonal and fleeting atmospheric moods

Choose to Challenge Exhibition

Fri 5 March - Sat 20 March

PLATYPUS GALLERY, FORBES. Members of the Forbes Arts Society are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) as part
of an upcoming exhibition of mixed media work.


Wed 10 March - Sun 21 March

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Nostalgia is a collection of oil paintings exploring the strong connection between nostalgia and grief. Naomi (The artist) has sought to explore her own experience through the different lenses of still life, allegory and surrealism

Pollinators: A SPARKE Project

Sat 20 March - Sun 9 May

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Pollinators will engage local primary school students in a creative art making and environmental education project that explores the behaviour of pollinating insects, birds, bats and other small mammals—examining the crucial role these creatures play in sustaining biodiversity and human health

John Gollings: The History of the Built World

Thu 1 April - Sun 9 May

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. John Gollings is Australia’s pre-eminent photographer of the built environment. For the past 50 years he has been synthesising his joint interests in photography and architecture to explore the cultural construction of social space

Water and Birds’ photographic and art exhibition

Fri 9 April - Fri 23 April

CONDOBOLIN. The Landcare ‘Water and Birds’ photographic and art exhibition at the Condobolin Community Centre is running for two weeks

Textures of One

Fri 9 April - Fri 30 April

BLAYNEY. The 2021 Textures of One exhibition will be coming to the new Platform Arts Hub

Self Portrait in Isolation

Fri 9 April - Sun 18 April

PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. A group exhibition consisting of local female artists creating new work investigating the concept of ‘self/self portrait’.

Food and Arts HQ


Fri 9 April at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. You are invited to wander through the exhibition space at the Orange Regional Museum while being treated to the delightful soundscape provided by the Orange Chamber Music Festival.
Step outside the concert hall to discover our local history and a deeper appreciation for our local pollinators.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at